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Jan 28, 2013 11:00am PST
person. president obama continues the push if tougher gun laws. the president is meeting with police chiefs and sheriffs who saw the worst mass shootings in 2012. recently in newtown, connecticut, where 20 children and six adults were killed at sandy hook elementary school. the president says that he and the vice president are gathering with top law enforcement officials from major cities to hear their views and ideas on how to curb gun violence. >> president obama will travel to las vegas to unveil the plan for immigration reform. today, a bipartisan group of senators will lay out their version. the plan to be announced in half an hour including a path to citizenship if millions of illegal immigrants already in the country covering board security and guest workers. the new plan could face a big hurdle in the house which is dominated by conservative republicans who have shown little interest in easing immigration laws. >> now in san francisco, u.s. supreme court justice sotomayor is getting ready to address a big crowd. she will be at van ness today to discuss her new best-selling me
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Jan 22, 2013 12:35am PST
? >> a heart as big as the world. >> john bellcastor was barack obama's law partner doing civil rights work in chicago from 1993 to 2003. >> in our law firm he never raised his voice. the no drama obama you hear about today was that way back in 1993. >> and dotting the crowd the young celebrities drawn to obama. katie berry and john mayer and jeffrey wright who spoke of the hope of the day. >> it's about the hope of the country and the example we set to the world in terms of free and working democracy. and it's about partnership and it's about what you know, the common ground between all of us as americans. and so, you know, if this doesn't illustrate that then we have a lot of hard work to do. >> and the musical artists mostly represented the young 21st century artists like kelly clarkson. ♪ >> and an obama favorite and friend, beyonce. ♪ for the ramparts we watched ♪ were so gallantly streaming >> we the people, declare today that the most evident of truths, that all of us are created equal. it is the star that guides us still. just as it guided our forebearers through seneca falls
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00am PST
for the judgment embryo tron have been nixed by the nfl law. >> big decision. we will respect it. i would love to have that opportunity because it could help us center the celebrations but we will keep the city safe. >> we will ensure we use the right type of buses. we will not have electric buses but we will have the diesel buses that can maneuver around the crowds and be re-directed. >> what about the victory parade in the last time the niners won in 1995 there was a blow out party. it is custom. as far as the planning for this year, the mayor says it is too early and we will discuss that a little bit later. city hall says they want all the trash in the downtown area picked up on super bowl sunday to prevent fours and as far as street closings go, there are a lot of them the day before the super bowl on saturday, probably in the downtown area all in the name of safety and security. >> abc7 news has an entire team headed to the super bowl, sports director larry beil and former 49er super bowl player, mike shumann, will be there, wearing his own super bowl ring. monday morning, katie marzullo
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Jan 26, 2013 6:00am PST
possibility. allen wong, abc7 news. >> law enforcement on the peninsula is work to go get guns off the streets. today if you are willing to give yours up, they will pay you for it. kira klapper is live in san mateo. kira, how will it work today? >> katie, this will be a drive-through anonymous gun buy back at the center. the sheriff's office is offering up to $100 forehand guns, shotguns or rivals and up to $200 in cash for an assault weapon. anyone can surrender a weapon, no questions asked. that's the anonymous part. all firearms must be unloaded and stored in the trunk of your car. all magazines and ammunition have to be stored straightly outside of the trunk so in the back seat. similar buy backs are happening across the country today. vice president joe biden has been in west virginia to determine how to keep mentally ill and criminals from buying gun. they could allow states to access a national data base. >> a gun dealer or you go to dick's sporting goods to buy a kep weapon, you essentially swipe your card or they swipe it for you and find out if you are part of the prohibited class of
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00pm PST
, it is an accountability process working to reduce crime by better utilizing personnel and law enforcement resources. also part of a strategy that oakland police chief will introduce. the chief is is headed by bob waserman mentioning aproveal is one of only four given the green light last night. the council funding an additional police academy. the highering of 20 technicians for field duty was approved. you're likely to see approval to hire sheriff deputies for violent suppression efforts. it's important to mex mention that city leaders were clear that chief brat onwill not attend community meetings. he's only one man on a five-person team of crime-fighting consultants. >> thank you. >> developing news in el-cerrito. two people were shot on a popular path about three hours ago. witnesses say shooters were young men wearing dark hooded sweat shirts two. schools went on lock down. no word yet on the victim condition. police investigating the city's second homicide of the year. a woman shot and killed in the 2600 block this afternoon. you're looking at video of the scene. police say they're trying to piece
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Jan 24, 2013 5:00pm PST
but warned law makers not to get callous. >> it's cruel to expand programs only to cut them back when funding disappears this isn't progress. it's an illusion. stop and go, boom and bust. we're not going back there. >> republicans say the speech hit the right note. >> talked about a rainy day fund and fewer bills, smaller government. talked about tuition freeze and reforms, those are ideas we've put out there. will reality of seven years from now match tret trick of today? >> he call forward a special session on health care so california can get affordable care act started by saturday. >> the national transportation safety board has made some discoveries in the batteries of boeing dream liner that's caught fire. the incident happened january 7th in boston. investigators call the damage severe adding fire damaged structures. the battery had a short circuit and uncontrolled reaction. investigators aren't sure which came first. al-nippon airways cancelled all dream liner flights this month. >> coming up a big hint from southwest airlines carrier could be bagging those no baggage fee autos and fr
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Jan 25, 2013 11:00pm PST
as a revenge website. jilted men post nude pictures of their exes. congress passed a law years ago saying the only people -the people who post-it.nt are a santa clara law professor believes it will soon fail. >> we have seen a number of websites that have tried to gather and disseminate a distasteful content. the market place dried them out after they make an initial splash. >> and here is something you probably know. professor goldman recommends not sharing nude pictures of yourself because you have no control over where they will end up. >>> another silicon valley shake up. the chief operating officer of the mobile payment company square has resigned over sexual harassment. in a blog post he said he resigned because he believed the issue would hurt the company. square released a statement saying he exercised poor judgment. apple is moving from smart phones to smart shoes. according to the website apple insider they filed a patent for technology that will avert owners when their shoes need to be in place. it will beep or flash when the shoe needs to be tossed. well they lucked out in a s
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Jan 25, 2013 6:00pm PST
of san ran. to fund fewer enforcement of health care and other laws. >> state assemblyman amiano calls cheating criminal. >> that is larceny. you know? that is not ethical. and doesn't help the reputation of restaurants near san francisco. >> the city won't name the restaurants under investigation. city attorney says he wants to give them amnesty if they come clean and pay what they owe. but the head of the golden gate restaurant association says he's relying on reports filled out from restaurants themselves. >> i would say about 90% of the people i've talked to misreported the form. they just didn't know how to complete it. they didn't include costs associated with business that they should have included and i think there is going to be people who can show it's just reporting error. >> we have the reports, well werk have the comp pillation of the reports. this is all 177 of the restaurants. there are big discrepancies on this list. one company charged half a million dollars. and there is no explanation of what happened here to remaining money. sit in a bank account? somewhere employee
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Jan 26, 2013 8:00am PST
is the focus of national debate and local action. today, law enforcement on the peninsula will do what other bay area jurisdictions have done and offer cash to people who turn in guns. the san mateo county sheriff is holding a buy back, $100 for guns, $200 for military-style assault rifles. it is a buy back that is anonymous so no questions. arrive with the weapons unloaded, in the trunk. the event is at the san mateo county event center from 10:00 this morning until 2:00. vice president biden has been looking for ways to keep criminals and the mentally ill from buying guns. the round table group in virginia is talking about allowing states to access a national database. >> we have a gun dealer or say, dix x sporting goods, you have swiped your cards they swipe it for you and find out whether you are part of the class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the white house gun control policy on the road to get consensus from states where guns and hunting are popular. >> the marin county district attorney has announced it will make good on the gun buyback vouchers it handed out early thi
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Jan 26, 2013 5:30pm PST
in the crowd taking the first steps in a long push to reform the nation's gun laws. as the protesters dispersed today, they looked ahead to wednesday, the first congressional hearings for legislation on gun control. the head of the nra, wayne lapierre and the husband of gabby giffords, mark kelly, will testify. david? >> along with them so many of those families from newtown. reena, thank you. >>> another image from washington making headlines tonight, president obama in his first joint interview with someone other than his wife, instead hillary clinton, when you think back, the two battling it out in the democratic primary nearly five years ago, making history coming down to the two of them. then going on to form quite an alliance, the connection behind the scenes and in front of the cameras. right here, as they observed the bodies of those diplomats brought home from libya. tonight, why the president decided to sit down with hillary clinton now. is it about a campaign that's yet to come? here's abc's david kerley. >> i think hillary will go down as one of the finest secretaries of state we've
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00pm PST
the law into heir hands and simply murdered him. whatever happened, the prosecution and defense couldn't be farther apart. >> i'm confident the jury will dot right thing returning verdicts of not guilty. >> eric sapphire represents the father of young woman he says was forced into prostitution by a 22-year-old calvin sneerksd tony tamborello is the attorney for the girl's mother. >> she was very concerned and tried to coax her daughter not to stay with this man. >> everything he said, except murder. the prosecution sees it differently. >> there is a plan skprkt plan was executed. it was hunted down on the street and shot dead. >> investigators say snead just brought the girl from l.a. to her parents's home june third. the girl reportedly called him and ask he pick her up at home. snead was shot to death in the parked car, prosecutors say a surveillance video taken on the 1400 block of grove street the day of the murder shows the father barry guilton and other two suspects meeting in the hays valley on the 1400 block of grove street. they say one of the suspects rented a car in l.a. and
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Jan 26, 2013 4:00am PST
was experienced. the anointed candidate. >> i was fighting against those ideas when you were practicing law and representing your contributor, repko, in his slum landlord business in inner city chicago. >> no, no, no. >> reporter: he, the upstart community organizer that hit back. >> what you just repeated here today is -- wait, hillary. you just spoke for two minutes. >> reporter: all that seems a distant memory. >> i want the country to appreciate just what an extraordinary role she's played during the course of my administration. >> a few years ago, it would been seen as improbable because we had that very long, hard primary campaign. >> i don't think i'm that bad. >> you're likable enough, hillary. >> thank you. >> reporter: for the rivals, it came down to service. >> president obama asked me to be secretary of state. and i said yes. why did he ask me? and why did i say yes? because we both love our country. >> david, there's been a lot of speculation about whether hillary will run for president in 2016. possibly against the current vice president, joe biden. does this interview mean bi
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00am PST
. they are talking about better enforcement of existing gun laws by allowing states to access a national database. >> a gun dealer or dick's sporting goods to buy a weapon, you essentially swipe your card, they swipe it for you and find out whether you are in a prohibit class of people. >> vice president biden is taking the white house gun control policy on the road to get consensus from states where guns and hunting are popular. >>> the marin county district attorney's office has announced it will make good on the gun buy back vouchers tharpe handed out earlier this month. the buy back event overwhelmed officials. more than 800 guns were turned in and $48,000 in donations went quickly, $67,000 worth of vouchers had to be handed out. the voucher redemption will papers in san raef fell. >>> there was a deadly accident that killed a woman in her 70s last night. sky 7hd was over the scene shortly after the woman was hit by a car on embarcadero road. she died at the hospital. police say the driver is cooperating with the investigation. >>> a fired varsity football coach at a vallejo high school said
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Jan 21, 2013 6:00pm PST
and sisters are treated like anyone uls els under the law. if we're truly created equal the love for one another must be equal as well. >> the head of the national center for lesbian rights said she was close to tear autos we felt we weren't in a back room maybe he'll talk to fuss no one is watching. >> the impact on republican who's fear any compromise to lead to a challenge from within their own ranks. saying change will depend less on president and democrats and more on moderate republican autos jeb bushes of the republican party, lamar alexander, on the podium with the president today. >> murphy says he's seeing signs the deep freeze may be thawing. >> there is a sort of thing of hey we try that had and it didn't work. and maybe we want to win. >> the director of the leo mccarthy center said he was at a conference where jeb bush was challenge bid a mer conservative republican from utah saying the push back is polite, but pointed. >> thank you. >> you bet. >> many of you watched this morning but for many americans more than ever brrk television was one of two screens they were watchin
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Jan 21, 2013 11:00pm PST
brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of course also a celebration. after the president finish his speech and first lady michelle walked down constitution avenue to cheer the crowd. daughter sasha and malia joined them in a special viewing area where they snapped photo and danced a little as bands marched past. >> come here and talk about the weather forecast. another nice day around the bay area. spencer is in for sandhya tonight. >> look at the first weather forecast here starting with live doppler 7 hd. more cloud cover now than we had earlier that may keep temperatures from dropping quit so low than earlier thought. right now temperature readings of 37 in novato and chilly in few spots. 13 santa rosa and livermore and we have 40's right around the bay but as we look ahead to
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Jan 22, 2013 1:05am PST
brothers and sisters are treated like anyelsn else under the law. [applause]. >> president obama has been criticized by gay rights activist in the past for moving too slowly with policy changes. today human rights groups laud the president for the strong stand on gay rights. >> he has been criticized in the past. again. for those but today was of course also a celebration. after the president finish his speech and first lady michelle walked down constitution avenue to cheer the crowd. daughter sasha and malia joined them in a special viewing area where they snapped photo and danced a little as bands marched>> past. >> come here and talk about the weather forecast. another nice day around the bay area. spencer is in for sandhya tonight. >> look at the first weather forecast here starting with live doppler 7 hd. more cloud cover now than we had earlier that may keep temperatures from dropping quit so low than earlier thought. right now temperature readings of 37 in novato and chilly in few spots. 13 santa rosa and livermore and we have 40's right around the bay but as we look ahead
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Jan 25, 2013 4:00am PST
yesterday. senator dianne feinstein introduced the law that would ban 157 types of assault weapons. the nra and their congressional allies are unlikely to approve them. >>> and the senate has some new rules this morning to curb filibusters, which are used to block bills and nominations. senators overwhelmingly approved the new rule, which reduce but don't eliminate the number of times a filibuster can be used by the minority party. in return, the majority will to allow two minority amendments to bills. >>> and rhode island statehouse, lawmakers applauded after passing a bill to allow gay marriages. rhode island is the only state in new england that does not allow them right now. the bill's future in the state senate, though, is unclear. no vote is currently scheduled there. >>> and new jersey's republican governor, chris christie, is getting some political support from an unlikely source. he's facebook's founder, mark zuckerberg, who headlined events for president obama's re-election campaign. he will host an event for christie next month at his home in california. >>> the unbearable deep f
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Jan 25, 2013 5:30pm PST
owners who have not complied with san francisco's health care law. what are they doing with the surcharge? >> clamor at court house over an oyster farm, is it's a fight for survival. >> i got my tickets. >> he's not going to disneyland, he's go together super bowl. an experience to save yoer for fans and players alike. >>> san francisco 49ers wide receiver michael crabtree will not be charged for alleged sexual assault in a downtown hotel. >> just a moment moments ago the district attorney announced the case has been investigated by police and there is not enough evidence to charge crabtree for the encounter a woman at the w hotel. this allegedly took place after the niners beat the packers in candle stick park this month. crabtree was never detained or arrested. >> investigators say crabtree fully cooperated and we've reported sources say two other women who were there at the time told police the sex was consensual. >> in just minutes we'll go live to niners headquarters and will hear from the team as they prep and do interviews before heading off to new orleans for super bowl 47. good e
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Jan 26, 2013 1:05am PST
pictures of their exes. congress passed a law years ago saying the only people -the people who post-it.nt are a santa clara law professor believes it will soon fail. >> we have seen a number of websites that have tried to gather and disseminate a distasteful content. the market place dried them out after they make an initial splash. >> and here is something you probably know. professor goldman recommends not sharing nude pictures of yourself because you have no control over where they will end up. >>> another silicon valley shake up. the chief operating officer of the mobile payment company square has resigned over sexual harassment. in a blog post he said he resigned because he believed the issue would hurt the company. square released a statement saying he exercised poor judgment. apple is moving from smart phones to smart shoes. according to the website apple insider they filed a patent for technology that will avert owners when their shoes need to be in place. it will beep or flash when the shoe needs to be tossed. well they lucked out in a special lottery. today a group of 49er
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Jan 21, 2013 6:30am PST
stressful moments for the authorities. as a result, we have more than 13,000 military and law enforcement personnel, ready for this event. we have snipers on the roofs. we have biological and chemical units prepared to deal with whatever comes up. we have a high degree of surveillance. satellites zooming in on the mall, as well as hundreds of surveillance cameras, to watch potential suspects. as one official told me last night, we have no specific threat. but we have to be ready for anything, george. >> and i know they've been preparing for this for a year. they've been locking the buildings on the parade route. they've been locking the garbage cans on the parade route. repaved the road. they are taking no chances. we have an incredible team of presidential savvy with us this morning. i want a quick word from two of them sitting with us here. let's start with matthew dowd, contributor to abc news. you have contributed to a combine, as well. both sides of the aisle. what does it take for a president to take a second inauguration and make it soaring? >> well, it's a much different situation
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Jan 25, 2013 2:40am PST
on for gun control, the first law to ban assault weapons is now on capitol hill and more are on the way. >> polls show most americans support new control but most lawmakers don't. abc's mark greenblatt has the details. >> reporter: rob, sunny, good morning to both of you. banning assault weapons and implementing other reforms is likely to remain an uphill balpal in congress. those in support took their first big swing. >> today, my colleagues and i are introducing a bill to prohibit the sale, transfer, manufacture and importation of assault weapons. >> reporter: senator dianne feinstein and backers of a new gun reform bill say they don't want to take guns away from hunters. but their proposal promises to ignite a firestorm of controversy. it would ban 158 military-style weapons and large magazines that feed more than ten bullets without having to reload. congresswoman carolyn mccarthy lost her husband in a shooting. >> if you don't have these guns and the large magazines on the shelves, those who have done these horrific killings wouldn't be able to go into a gun store and just buy them
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Jan 22, 2013 4:30am PST
into today. shining lasers at pilots is a serious offense punishable by federal law. >> the oakland city council will consider approving the contract of a controversial high profile police consultant, a former los angeles and new york police chief, will be paid $250,000 to turn around oakland's crime wave. tempers flared last week when protesters showed up to voice concerns of possible available profiling. he favors "stop and frisk" where police can stop anyone they feel is suspicious. the oakland city council is scheduled to take up the issue tonight at 6:30. >> in san francisco the use of tasers is the main focus of a community meeting. the san francisco police department is the only agency in the bay area that does not use stun guns. the chief wants to launch a pilot program to equip officers to dole with mentally ill after a police shooting last summer triggered this when a man attack add co-worker with a box cutter. the community forum is at 6:00 at the hamilton recreational center. repairs begin on the bay bridge bumper damaged in an oil tanker crash this month. abc7 news reporter
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Jan 22, 2013 11:00pm PST
of the debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial. >> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs. >> they left leaving a contingent of 10 local pastors to appeal to the h
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00am PST
where a controversial law enforcement expert is officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours. now to amy live at city hall. >> he is controversial but william bratton is coming to oakland. there were so many people at the meeting they had to use four rooms for overflow crowd. all the people filling up city hall. the meeting lasted until 2:30 this morning. the issue was whether to hire former police
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00am PST
changes at the state and federal laws. the extra money came in from top earner whose received bonuses and dividend payments at the end of december. >> tomorrow morning, the governor will deliver the state of the state address and we will bring it to you live at 9:00 a.m. right here on abc7. >> deployment postponed for dozens of air national guard with the departure of 129 rescue changed to friday with 75 citizen airmen will be headed to afghanistan and africa, providing combat search-and-rescue support to our troops in the region. >> two lucky 49er fans won a lottery ticket to new orleans and one has a baby on board. we are joined new the near 49er stadium in santa clara this is a dream come true for those that require a doctor's note? >> exactly. two fans and one on the way. she learned she won the lottery for super bowl, the mom's first call was to her doctor. >> they called and said, you won 49er tickets for the super bowl. okay, okay, i thought, this is a prank call or something. >> she thought it was a joke when the 49ers called to say she was one of the lucky season ticket holde
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Jan 23, 2013 11:00pm PST
area from san francisco down the paw finishes law -- the peninsula, san mateo, redwood city, wet around belmont and 42nd avenue and foster city across the san mateo bridge. as we check out the east bay, lighter rainfall toward hayward, union city, fremont. in san jose we are seeing some rain at this hour. getting you down to street level. hills dale avenue and highway 101. san jose .01 and san francisco .13. getting toward mount saint helena and we received .59 of an inch of rain. as you head out the door, make sure you have your umbrella and raincoats and make sure you give yourself extra time. a detailed look at tomorrow and the weekend coming up. carolyn? >> we will see you shortly. >> secret meetings are being held about the chandra murder case. she was an inturn murdered -- she was an intern murdered a decade ago. it seems the conviction could be in jeopardy. ama dates sat down and she has their reaction to this mysterious meeting. >> federal prosecutors told robert and susan levey about the secret hearings, but they wouldn't say what they were about. the levey's understanding is t
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Jan 25, 2013 5:00pm PST
the four suspects of taking the law into their own hands. >> there was a plan and the plan was executed. he was hunted down and shot dead. >> he's a bad man. or was a bad man. >> i know all of them. it just don't make no sense to me. >> defense attorneys began to argue he was a gang member with a history of violence. >> an 18-year-old man is charged with indecent exposure, investigators tracked him through cameras. police arrested him last night at his home. they say he sat in the car exposing himself to women walking on hiller street over two weekends. one victim gave police a description of the car and a license plate number. local residents offered home security video when the crime was publicized. >>> a shirtless man stood on this chimney ranning on to the roof of his house after a bondsman arrived. the man failed to meet conditions of bail on a burglary charge. sheriff deputies coaxed the man down after four hours with promises of hot food and warm clothes. >> when it comes to preparing teachers for a classroom, california is not making the grade. state saved grade of d from national c
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Jan 26, 2013 5:00pm PST
message regarding roe v. wade. >> support those who want to have the decision and law established in this country. >> at 1:30 the group marched from civic center down market street. the crowd was so large it took the better part of an hour to clear the plaza. earlier in the day a prochoice celebration commemorating roe v. wade was held in the plaza. >> we must stand against the people who want to eliminate reproductive education in our schools. >> 300 people listened to speakers and music. sap extra, who was called a slut by rush limbaugh when she addressed congress about coverage for contraception, came to san francisco. >> defending roe and the right for women to make their own decisions about their bodies. >> prochoice supporters were gone by the time the thousands of the prolife marchers reached their destination. the only people left here are the vendors, and police say they have only made two arrests in today's march. reporting live in san francisco, abc7 news. >> we know that caused some traffic problems, too. thank you, tomas. a plane lost its advertising banner while flyi
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Jan 23, 2013 5:00am PST
. you know where the wet weather is. eric? >> a controversial law enforcement expert is now officially a consultant to the oakland police department. the city council voted to hire bill bratton in a raucous meeting that ran into the wee hours of the morning. >> it was not close vote. the council voted 7-1 in favor of bringing william bratton to oakland. before the vote, the city council got an earful. the public comment session started at 10:00. they did not vote until 2:30 this morning. bratton is controversial because he supported "stop and frisk" tactic. some worry that leads to racial profiling. supporters say bratton improved new york and los angeles when he worked in those cities. oakland needs his help. >> crime went down in los angeles and he helped to get minority people working. the complaint levels went down in that city. it was a change for the good and for the better. >> you keep pouring money into people from identified of our community to solve the problems of violence in our community. violence is a language of the unheard so you need to start listening to the people wh
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Jan 23, 2013 6:00am PST
is saying the principled way did make children safe is to make law will citizens his safe. and violent criminals more safe. >> he hazy -- made the comments last night in reno. >> british prime minister is promising britain a vote on whether the country should stay in the european union. he made the announcement today in london saying while he personally supports staying in the union, they must decide on the country's destiny. membership has been controversial in britain. the u.s. has been vocal about britain daying in the union. "new york times" reports that president obama and prime minister cameron talked about the issue on the phone a week ago. >> time for a check on the forecast. mike? >> checking out tweets and cold weather in new york, so cold the rails are snapping because of the tension induced by the coldness shrinking the rails. this cold air is bypassing us. the rockies protected us from the cold air spilling to us. we have had our fair share of cold air the last ten days with forecast each morning. this morning? not so were. clouds but in rain. from the southeast to the roo
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Jan 28, 2013 3:00am PST
immigrants can now apply for a driver's license in illinois. governor pat quinn signed the new law into effect yesterday. in order to get a license, undocumented immigrants would have to take a driving test and carry car insurance. illinois is the fourth and most populous state to issue licenses to the illegal immigrants. and not the only state because there's illinois, new mexico, washington state and in utah, you can get a driver's permit. >> that's interesting. there's definitely some headway on this issue. the plan that will be revealed, it's a broad stroke plan. they're hammering out the details, including the pathway citizenship would take and how the border would be deemed secure. so they're still working through the details. that's where always the devil is. but based on the last election, that's why immigration is such a huge issue. the hispanic population is growing. the number one minority terms of population. have to tackle this issue, both parties to not appease is probably the wrong word, but to assure the latino community that they're going to deal with this issue. >
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Jan 27, 2013 4:00am PST
adoption laws are more relaxed. >> utah's laws appeal to people who want to get it done quick rather than those who want it done right. >> reporter: the judge says he's deeply troubled by the actions of the adoption agency which is reportedly being investigated by the state. this was an illegal adoption. it's an adoption agency that didn't do it part to fully investigate. >> reporter: happily achan has other concerns now. >> potty training. potty training is coming up right now so potty training and me combing hair. >> but it's not quite over just yet. a final hearing of the freys' appeal is scombed for late march. it aer pass the family is reaching out to achan to reconcile and arrange visitation and for now he seems open to it. he says the family took good care of his girl little girl and recognizes they love her, as well. dan and bianna. >> that's really nice. i hope they can. >> that would be the best solution. >> maybe they can help with the potty training. >> brushing the hair. >> the hard stuff coming up. >> tanya, thank you. >>> let's check back in with ron with the other stories
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Jan 20, 2013 5:30pm PST
officer for every 61 people present. so a lot of law enforcement on the streets. the president will be watching from behind a bullet-proof glass viewing area. big question. will he get out and walk with the crowd? we saw him do it three times in 2009. the white house isn't saying officially whether he'll be out, but i bet he will. >> we'll be watching. i can see you fixing your hair. there's wind now. it was a glorious day here in washington. sunny and warm. but look at what's happened before here in the capital. you'll remember in previous years, during the reagan administration, his second inaugural was a lot worse. so cold they had to go inside. snow filling the stands. in 1937, it was the wettest january on record. fdr decided if the crowd could handle the elements, so could he. he rode through the streets in an open car. just before we came on the air, we checked the forecast. they're expecting 30s, chilly, but not bad. we're grateful for that. rain or shine the abc news team will be here throughout the day with live coverage starting with "good morning america" and contin
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Jan 22, 2013 1:40am PST
. but in california, you have to return the ring if the wedding is canceled, under law. >> i support that law. i also support for those wondering about lindsay lohan, she posted a shot of herself with max george. the boy band singer. apparently the two are now dating or fueling the rumors. >> they're doing something. >> so that will end peacefully together in marriage. >>> and we also have some news to get to. and if any of you want a photo of rob and i -- >> why would you? >> we've been asking for this since i started over a year ago, a picture of the two of us onset a glossy that we could autograph and send to you. they just arrived yesterday. just in time. >> our crack pr department got right on it and a year later, there it is. and that's early on. >> that was one of my first couple of days on the job. because my hair is still long. >> we should put it on ebay and donate that 25 cents to charity. >> it would be 26 cents. let's make it even. >> we'll be back. >> you want one? >>> this is abc's "world news now" informing insomniacs for (1ñ >>> this morning on "world news now," star studded, the c
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Jan 22, 2013 6:00am PST
in the cans than required by law. >> still ahead at 6:30, a top state lawmaker jumps into the fight to keep the sacramento kings from moving to seattle. >> will the oakland city council meeting be a repeat the meeting a week ago? the recent protesters say they will be out in force. >> live from san francisco, two weeks after an oil tanker hit the bay bridge crews are ready to begin the repair work today. >> good morning, sue, in the abc7 traffic center a look at bay bridge toll plaza, metering lights were on early before 6:00 because of an early accident before treasure island with a stall and that adds up to a big backup. it is sluggish. we have a new report of an accident on the peninsula. we will check that and the rest of the tuesday morning commute ÑsÑs, gs customer satisfaction is at 97%. mmm, tasty. and cut! very good. people are always asking me how we make these geico adverts. so we're taking you behind the scenes. this coffee cup, for example, is computer animated. it's not real. geico's customer satisfaction is quite real though. this computer-animated coffee tastes dreadful. g
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Jan 23, 2013 1:05am PST
a contentious meeting is underway at oakland city hall and a man at the center of the debate, a high profile law man the city wants to hire to help fight crime. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. cop in los angeles and new now they are deciding whether they should hire him as a police consultant. alan wang is now live. he is certainly continue controversial. >> yes, the council addressing this an hour ago. but they had 150 speakers and they are prepared to go until 2:00 a.m. the council will be voting on whether or not to hire an over all -- an over all police consulting team that includes william bratten. about 20 police officers were called in to deal with a large group of people who do not want the city to hire high-profile police consultant. his zero tolerance police strategies have been controversial in other cities where he has worked. they say it gives officers too much discretion and leads to racial profiling and harassment. one man said his recent experience is typical. >> a police officer told me why am i sitting on my neighbor's stairs? i said because this is my neighbor's stairs
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Jan 23, 2013 4:00pm PST
ammunition feeding devices. the president supports the measure, feinstein will be joined by law enforcement and gun safety and gun violence groups. >> u.s. house agreed to raise the debt limits. that means the government can continue making payments on its loans and not default but the will only extends the limit for three months. it also includes a provision that docks the pay of lawmaker autos new proposed legislation cracking down on so called s.w.a.t.ing prank going on in southern california. celebrities have been targets of the fake 911 calls that are reporting serious emergencies. chris brown was the subject of a s.w.a.t.ing hoax. they call it s.w.a.t.ing because the s.w.a.t. team usually responds. the state senator says he hopes the measure will put an end to the s.w.a.t.ing. >> it will increase penalties on false september 11th calls by making it easier to prosecute a felony and hold perpetrator responsible for costs of the false call. >> no hearing date has been set yet. >> prince hairy back in the united kingdom today. we have new video to show you of his plane touching down this
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Jan 23, 2013 5:30pm PST
degrees, our abc news duluth affiliate meteorologist seemed to defy the laws of physics, freezing bubbles in mid-air and turning a banana into a hammer. and don't expect this to end any time soon. and that's because forecasters believe this will be a freezing weekend. but as you can see, we don't need anymore snow around these parts of central new york. diane? >> okay, gio, thank you. and we want everyone to know, we welcome you to abc news. >>> and now, to manti te'o, the football star at the heart of that bizarre hoax, sitting down for his first on-camera interview with abc news anchor katie couric, telling what he knew, what he says he did not and how even his parents were duped by belief in a girlfriend who did not exist. tonight, we have a special first look at her exclusive interview. katie will be here in a moment, but with the story, matt gutman. >> reporter: manti te'o tells abc's katie couric he was duped. in love with a woman he met online four years ago, but never saw. a woman he thought died of cancer in september. he spoke of her throughout his epic football season. even two
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Jan 24, 2013 4:00pm PST
an assault weapons ban passed through congress but the law expired after 0 years when congress refused to renew it. now, senator feinstein is back with new legislation she says will put some curves on military style assault weapon autos we prohibit 158 named military-style firearms. >> the bill would ban the sale, transfer, imfor taigs, and manufacturing ever the assault weapon ronz. also limiting the size of ammunition clips to no more than 10 bullets. senator durbin called on them to speak out. >> we need to have your validation. of what we're setting out to do. >> if you look at what they mean, what they do, they have no place in a city like oakland. >> national rifle association is responding by daying the first ban didn't work. why should we have another? tonight at 6:00 we'll hear from the chief here in oakland. his answer to the nra. reporting from oakland city hall, abc 7 news. >> and the nra went further releasing this statement in response to senator feinstein's bill. it's disappointing but not surprising she's once again focused on curtailing the constitution instead of pros
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Jan 25, 2013 1:05am PST
only to discover that the law is actually on his side. good night, america. ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> it's happening in antioch where there was an attempted kidnapping near sutter elementary school today. parents received a warning letter tonight after a child was approached by a man who told him he was september by family member to pick him up. boy said i don't know you and quickly walked away. the would be kidnapper described as white man with gray hair and stub el. he was last seen near this park in light blue 1970's era car. >> good evening everyone. dan has the night off. >>> now to another story involving the safety of children.
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00am PST
. it would, of course, annoy many customers. and ten states have laws prohibiting the surcharges. there are no fees, though, for debit card use. >>> toyota is back on top. the japanese automaker is once again the world's biggest automaker. it sold nearly 10 million vehicles last year, beating general motors and volkswagen. all three automakers posted gains from a year ago. toyota lost the top spot after the tsunami in japan and recalls in the u.s. >>> it will cost an extra penny to mail a letter or a postcard this morning. the first class rate is now 46 cents for a letter, 33 cents for a postcard. but the price for mailing a letter to canada or mexico is up 25 cents. also, priority mail is up but now includes free tracking. >> just make it 2 bucks apiece. >>> "hansel & gretel: witch hunters" stuffed the movie competition into the oven this weekend. the r-rated update was tops at the box office. its take was less than bewitching. "hansel & gretel" took in $19 million its opening weekend. "mama" which you saw and liked was second with $13 million. and "silver linings playbook," a d
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Jan 28, 2013 4:00pm PST
with the law again. >> rachel smith explains in today's entertainment report from on the red carpet. >> chris brown dmob not water following a fist fight with singer frank ocean. officers called to a scuffle sunday, witnesses say brown and ocean were tuesdayelling over a parking spot. brown is yet to comment but ocean tweeted, got jumped by chris and a couple guys. lol, i only wish everest was there, referring to his dog. and he told police he was returning from screen actors guild awards. he tackled him and waited and no one was hurt. >> no drama but plenty of smiles at the sag awards. daniel day lewis for for best performance in a lead role. >> there is no way i thought we'd win. i looked at other films, silver lining play book or lincoln or les mis. you can make 30 movies out of the cast in that one. >> and check out otrc.com for all of the winners and you can make your picks, too. >> and you can see who wins on sunday, february 24th live right here only on abc 7. >> still ahead here on abc 7 news at 4:00 boy scouts on the verge of a major change. allowing gay scouts in the ranks you're go
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Jan 23, 2013 11:35pm PST
running from the law or something? [ laughter ] why so many countries? >> yeah, she gets bored easily. she likes to absorb cultures. >> jimmy: she just keeps moving around? does she spend a lot of time with you guys? >> yeah, she does. she comes and sees the grandkids. >> jimmy: does she bother you, like with the oscars, will she say hey, i'd like to go to that too? >> yeah. yeah, yeah. she'll be here. >> jimmy: oh, she will be here? >> yeah. >> jimmy: so you will bring her with you? >> yeah. >> jimmy: how do you get extra tickets to the oscars? >> are you short? no, it's not easy, actually. it's a hot ticket. >> jimmy: do you have to buy them or do they just say okay, yeah, you can have them. >> there's lotteries. there's purchasing. there's all kinds of ways. >> jimmy: really? scalpers outside? >> i don't know about that. >> jimmy: do you have any idea how much you would have to pay for a ticket like this? >> you'll have to check out somebody else on that one. >> jimmy: will you make your mother pay for her own ticket? >> no! she doesn't even pay for her air tickets. >> jimmy: oh, she do
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Jan 20, 2013 11:00pm PST
. the 2009 inauguration was a law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital f
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Jan 21, 2013 2:00am PST
was a law gist cal nightmare. hundreds of ticket holders getting stuck in the tunnel. authorities say this time will be better. >> there will be such a different feel when you come down this time for the inauguration. there was extensive signs and we have social media sites you can follow. >> this year there is even an app for that. it picks up where you are, and it tells you from where the viewing screens are to where the nearby events are and telling me i am right on the parade route. >> along the 1.2 mile stretch of pennsylvania avenue to the capital steps to the white house, undercover officers and s.w.a.t teams out in full force. >> and that was cecilia vega reporting. our coverage continues tomorrow at 4:00 a.m. with a special edition of good morning america and we will start at 6:30. >>> veteran abc news woman barbara walters is recovering tonight after being injured during a fall at an ingnawing raying -- inauguration party. the 83-year-old fell in washington, d.c. and cut her forehead. a spokesman says out of an abundance of caution walters wept to hospital for -- went to hos
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Jan 22, 2013 5:00am PST
the man into today. shining lasers at pilots is punishable by federal law. >> city leaders are expecting a big town out in oakland when the city council considers a contract to bring on a controversial high from file police consultant to fight crime. if hired, a firm los angeles and new york and boston police chief will be paid $250,000 to consult the police department on ways to reduce the crime wave but not everyone is on board. tempers flared last week at the meeting when the protests voiced their concerns of possible racial profiling. he favors a technique called "stop and frisk "where police can stop anyone they feel is suspicious. the oakland city council will take under the issue tonight at 6:30. >> in san francisco, the use of tasers by officers will be the focus of a community meeting tonight. right now the san francisco police department is the only police agency in the bay area that does not use stun guns. the chief wants to launch a pilot program to equip officers with tasers to deal with mentally ill after a police shooting last summer when an officer shot and killed a man w
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Jan 23, 2013 1:40am PST
went on lockdown after police were called to reports of a shooting. law enforcement officials said three people were injured after two men got into a fight. >> i heard the shots. i saw a guy trying to run into the bushes, trying to get away, and he just laid there. >> i glanced at him and i heard six bullets. anybody out there could have been shot. >> reporter: since the newtown massacre last month, there's been a renewed focus on the nation's gun violence. but the shootings continue. 15-year-old nehemiah is accused of killing his parents and three siblings last week at their new mexico home. law enforcement officials said he considered going to a walmart and shoot random people. but something stopped him. in his inaugural address, president obama said combatting gun violence should be a top priority for lawmakers. >> our journey is not complete until all our children know that they are cared for and cherished. and always safe from harm. >> reporter: last week he pushed congress to pass legislation to require universal background checks for gun purchases, limit the number of rounds
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Jan 28, 2013 5:00am PST
this morning, gun control will be the hot topic at a white house meeting with top law enforcement official whose have dealt firsthand with recent mass shootings. president obama and vice president joe biden will meet with the police chief of newtown, connecticut. the police chief from aurora, colorado, will talk about the 12 people killed in a movie theater shooting in july, part of the discussions the president is using to try to get political support for gun control. >> surprising revelation for president obama that could affect the debate over gun control. in an interview with the "new republic" he said he goes skeet shooting when he is at camp david. his young daughters do not shoot but guests pick up a shotgun and take aim at the clay pigeon as california senator feinstein introduces legislation to ban assault weapons in the wake of the deadly shooting rampage in connecticut. >> another twist in the 16-year-old ramsey case in colorado, a newspaper is reporting this morning that a grand jury voted to indict her parents in 1999 on charge of child abuse resulting in death but the prosecu
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